flop


1flop

verb \ˈfläp\

: to fall, lie, or sit down in a sudden, awkward, or relaxed way

: to fail completely

: to swing or move in a loose, awkward, or uncontrolled way

floppedflop·ping

Full Definition of FLOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to swing or move loosely :  flap
2
:  to throw or move oneself in a heavy, clumsy, or relaxed manner <flopped into the chair>
3
:  to change or turn suddenly
4
:  to go to bed <a place to flop at night>
5
:  to fail completely <the play flopped>
transitive verb
:  to move or drop heavily or noisily :  cause to flop <flopped the bundles down>
flop·per noun

Examples of FLOP

  1. He flopped down onto the bed.
  2. She flopped into the chair with a sigh.
  3. All of their attempts have flopped miserably.
  4. The curtains were flopping around in the breeze.

Origin of FLOP

alteration of 2flap
First Known Use: 1602

Rhymes with FLOP

2flop

adverb

Definition of FLOP

:  right, squarely <fell flop on my face>

First Known Use of FLOP

1728

3flop

noun

: a complete failure

: the sound made when someone or something suddenly falls, lies, or sits down

Full Definition of FLOP

1
:  an act or sound of flopping
2
:  a complete failure <the movie was a flop>
3
slang :  a place to sleep; especially :  flophouse
4
:  dung <cow flop>; also :  a piece of dung

Examples of FLOP

  1. The movie was a total flop.
  2. It fell to the ground with a flop.

First Known Use of FLOP

1823

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